Monday, February 01, 2010

Barterworks Artworks Ficworks Knitworks

I happily announce two completed 
Button Guru Barterings.

Orchestral break for bartering #1: 
The Guru's 'opponent' was AzureEyedI who wanted a banner and an animated button for her awesome o/s "Die Verlorenen" (The Lost). Sounds German, you say? It is! Meet 27-year-old medical student Edward and his wife in Berlin... check out her awesome entry for the 'Roaring Twenties One Shot Contest', leave her some love! Below is what the Guru made for her.

An artsy but smexy Banner 
in the vibe of the 20's.

And a purdy blinkyblinky
story button!

<<< And this is what I got!!!

AzureEyedI is not only writing 
fan fic, she's got seriously 
mad knitting skillz!

It's a hat, folks!!
Yikes! I love it!

Orchestral break for bartering #2: 
This time it was the Guru' vs Becky Boodles who wanted a banner for her DogWard fan fiction "And Then You". She wasn't sure what to offer but said she'd like to write something. So I asked her to write an outtake of sorts of my fic "Your True Colors", in the POV of one of my minor characters. She chose Annie's boss, Beatrice a.k.a. Esme, and sent her to a fuckhawt meeting with Carlysle (the doctor, not the budgie! LOL)   
Below is what the Guru made for her.

And this is what I got: 

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"Your True Colors" is nominated at the "Indie Twific Awards" in the category "all human story that knocks you off your feet". 
Just saying.... (gulps)... Gah!!

Want to barter with the Button Guru too? 
Here are the RULES:
1. If you have something I might want, we can bargain.The only condition not negotiable is: It has to be something money can't buy. Which means, you won't get a button or banner for a Twilight merch, for instance. People have tried to barter with things that are only available in the US, but the Button Guru is a bitch when it comes to bartering.
2. Usually it would be something someone does, or a selfmade thing. If I don't know anything about you, I can not suggest anything myself. It depends on what you can do or have or... dunno. So if you want to barter, you would either have to come up with suggestions yourself, or tell me something about your talents, hobbies etc., so that I can challenge you.
3. The Button Guru never asks for a mission impossible! He just loves to challenge peoples' inspiriation. If someone isn't much of an artist but can maybe knit or bake - he might be happy with a pair of wrist-warmers or yummy coookies.
That's pretty much it. I love bartering, I love creative ideas and being surprised with things...


Honolulu Girl from Trueblood Twilight said...

Your amazing Betti, and congrats on the nommie at the Indie Twific Awards!

RaShell said...

Ok, now you got me... I want a button too! Although I don't know for what (since i don't write sexy FF)... and I don't want to distract you from writing either... But I'm certainly interested and am thinking about it ;) I'll be in touch!

uhyesplease said...

Oh - I LOVE IT! And can't wait to read - really - I'll bump these up on my list :)

Congrats on the twific nom as well! You soooo super deserve it, it's one of my fav fics (and not just cuz i beta it! lol)

Luv ya!!!!

spellbound said...

I've just gotta tell you Betti. I've been reading Your True Colors and can't even begin to tell you how much I love it. So innovative! At the point where I am i have no idea what's coming and that's just the way I like it! You are a super multi-talented lady & we are the recipients of all your creativity! Lucky Lucky us!!

spellbound said...

Oh god, I forgot to say congrats on your nomination! I knew it!

Mrs. Vanquish said...

This hat is gorgeous!!! Love it, great "price" :)))

(Well and you wearing this hat is super gorgeous)

Your buttons are great and awesome as usual!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool! I can't knit for shit.. and congrats on the nom.

One Pushy Fox said...

Congrats on the nomination, babe!!!! Obviously well deserved!

cutie said...

YAY BETTI!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for you!!!
I miss you a ton. My poor little heart hurts without you!

Annnnd, just. so. you. know. we have not forgotten about showing you Mr. Cutie's new tat. He still hasn't gotten one, a sadness for sure. However, there may be a bonus for you now that you have wait for so long. I'm not gonna tell you what it is just yet... but... I think you'll like it. *walks off whistling*

*sticks head back into Betti's blog* I love you...